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Thread: Can someone tell me the name of this block? Thank you!

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    Your friend's block is lovely. The high contrast makes it pop. Others can tell you the name, although it seems like every block has multiple names!

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    Carpenter's Star quilt has a Leymone star as its center. The Carpenter's Star is the whole quilt.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    This is the Lemoyne Star. I have made it several times and it is not difficult (especially if I can do it)

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    I thought it was Lemoyne Star when you made it with diamonds. Or other parts of the country, Lemon Star. Every block has multiple names and a proud history handed down from our ancestors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PghPat View Post
    But this was made wth 5" squares...2 of each of 3 different colors. Then they are sewn into 3 squares.....each of the 6 squares sewn RST to one of the other colors....giving you the 3 squares. They are each then cut on the diagonal each way and then sewn together. It is then finished with 4 corner squares.

    I'm sorry if this sounds confusing but I don't know how else to explain it....but it was such a simple block to make.
    Nope, not confusing. It's still the same block, lemoyne star, she just used a different method of constructing the half square triangles. The construction method used for a patch doesn't change the name of the block. Lots of people use this method whenever they need a half square triangle, especially for pinwheels. The thing you need to be careful of is that when you use this method, you are left with bias edges on the HST blocks. So the fabric needs to be starched really well and the squares handled gently.
    Here's a video showing 2 methods including the one your friend used:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5_Y5aanFwM
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkm3n...ature=g-high-u
    Jenny Doan has easy way to make, she uses 10" blocks buty ou could make blocks any size to get size you want. Not hard to do and looks so good. As I lived in TX for a number of years and consider it home, anything with a star catches my eye.

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    I've always known it as the Lemoyne Star, but it probably has many other names - check with Quilter's cache to check it out.

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    This is an Eight Pointed Star block made with HST. You can see that the star points have 2 parallel sides of one length and the other 2 sides are a different length.

    On a LeMoyne Star (also eight pointed) all sides of the points are the same length, thus making a diamond. Sometimes the LeMoyne Star has the diamond divided down the longways center which of course leads to a piecing nightmare of 16 seams coming together in the middle.

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    You didn't say what size but it looks to me to be a wall hanging and if so the pattern you want is by Country Threads and is called StarQuilt#428. Basically it is a large Lemoyne Star but the measurements and wonderful directions make an easy 48" sq . I have made several from this pattern and it truely is quick and easy with a big bang. I have had the pattern for several years so I'm not sure if it is still available-maybe a search on the web will be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmama22 View Post
    This is an Eight Pointed Star block made with HST. You can see that the star points have 2 parallel sides of one length and the other 2 sides are a different length.

    On a LeMoyne Star (also eight pointed) all sides of the points are the same length, thus making a diamond. Sometimes the LeMoyne Star has the diamond divided down the longways center which of course leads to a piecing nightmare of 16 seams coming together in the middle.
    that's what I was taught.....the LeMoyne is made with diamonds. This is a beautiful star!

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